Seniors partake in 3rd annual prom celebration
HOUSTON – It’s prom season across the Houston area, which means teenagers all over the place are getting down on the dance floor. But they’re not the only ones who can bust a move.
“I love dancing. Zydeco and the Harlem shuffle, a little of everything,” says Audrey Boudreaux.
Audrey is 70 years old.
“I feel like I’m 65 when I’m on that dance floor,” she quickly says after you ask her age.
It’s also the first year she’s been able to take part in the senior citizens' prom.
Oh, and she was selected as prom queen.
“I’m overwhelmed, I’m really, I’m surprised,” says Audrey.
“I love to dance, as you can tell when I’m on the dance floor,” says Robert Gallegos.
Robert isn’t just another guy cutting a rug out there.
“Usually the seniors that go up there, they outdo me on the dance floor so, hahaha,” says Robert.
Robert is the councilman for District I and the one who created the seniors prom more than two years ago.
“I started this my first year as a City Council member and the reason why is I used to have an aunt. She’s passed away, she was 87 years old, and I remember she was very involved with the senior groups. And during the holidays or whatever and she was there, she would always tell us the stories and the fun that she used to have with the senior groups,” says Robert.
“I think it’s a wonderful thing,” says Audrey.
A fourth senior citizens' prom is already in the works.
Audrey says “God willing,” she will be there ready to dance.
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